A DAREDEVIL motorcyclist risked life and limb in an Indian fundraising adventure.
John Burton, 64, rode about 900km over dangerous mountain tracks in a bid to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Along with Trailquest, a group of ex-military experts who take part in adventure motorcycling expeditions, he completed the challenge in 11 days.
John, of Mostyn, said: “Following 12 months of preparation and training, we arrived in New Delhi and travelled to Northern India and the Kashmir border region.
“There, we set about climbing and crossing both the Rohtangi and Sach Passes on the most dangerous roads and tracks in the world.
“The road’s so small and remote it’s not even shown on the map.
“It’s less than two metres wide with washed away bridges, subsidence and fallen rocks.
“You leave the track, you die! Not surprisingly, we were the only people on it.” The former Mold Rugby Club member decided to raise money for the society after his father David Burton died pf the condition two years ago.
Relecting on his trip, John said there were a number of occasions when he was terrified. Paths washed out by rain meant one false move could have resulted in death.
But John added: “It was great. We overcame every test and completed seemingly impossible tasks.
“The down side was Delhi belly and altitude sickness.”
John’s so far raised £350.94 for the charity but hopes to raise £1,500.
The group has raised £2,100 but hope the final total will reach £15,000.
To donate, visit uk.virginmoney giving.com/JohnBurton5.